Sebangan is located in the State of Sarawak, Malaysia.

Numpang Suntai and 14 others, representing 276 Iban families from the 15 longhouse communities of Kampung Entanggor, Ensika, Lumut, Arus Dayak, Tongkah Dayak, Tongkah Dayak Lubuk Manta, Tongkah Dayak Atas, Tongkah Dayak Rumah Panjai, Lunying, Belimbing Besi, Ketimbong and Bajong Ili, Bajong Ili Atas, Bajong Ili Tengah, Bajong Ili Baruh, all situated at Sebangan, Simunjan, Sarawak, filed their civil suit at the Kuching High Court on November 1st, 2010.

This case was heard at Kuching High Court on August 8th though August 19th 2011. This civil court proceeding is far from over. It is to continue on November 8th through 11th, 2011 and will reconvene again on December 19 through December 23rd, 2011.

Named as defendants in the civil suit are Quality Concrete Sdn Bhd the timber concession holder, Loyal Billion Sdn Bhd the logging contractor, 2 government appointed community leaders Penghulu Merum anak Babu and Ketua Kampung Agu anak Kaleng, together with the Director of Foresty and the Sarawak State Government.

The Sebuyau and Sebangan Ibans still need your moral and financial support to fight against illegal loggers. Your contributions will pay for the legal expenses and the cost of transportation, lodging, and food for Sebangan villagers who will be attending the proceedings in Kuching.

We desperately need your support to save our NCR heritages and our prestine environment from further destruction. If we lost this case, we will lost our land and forest to timber tycoons and oil palm plantation owners. Losing this case is losing our life line, our means of survival. Without our land and forests, we the Dayaks, the natives of Borneo, we have nothing.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Sebangan Natives fighting for their birth rights against the rich and powerful in Pictures

Supporters gathering infront of the Court House on Aug. 8th 2011
Supporters having simple lunch during court recess on Aug. 8th
Miring Ceremony performed by natives infront of the Court House
The ceremony was performed with the scattering of Yellow Rice (Bras Kuning)

Aged document, proof of ownership prior to Sarawak joined Malaysia

Sebangan natives walking to the Court House to hear their case against illegal loggers

Supporters gathered on the steps of Kuching Court House

On the steps of Kuching Court House

Supporters waiting to enter the Court House

Counsel YB See Chee How talking to supporters

Supporters outside of Kuching Court House

Sebangan natives who came to hear their case were housed at SADIA office having dinner prior to coming to the Court House early the next morning of August 8th 2011. 

Supporters entering the Kuching Court House

Counsel YB See Chee How representing the Sebangan natives

Supporters at the Kuching High Court lobby

From Left to right:  Hantai, Mejang, Bantin, Jimbai, Agu and Penghulu Merom  
The village traitors who sold out to illegal loggers of Quality Concrete Holdings for a mere RM250 while they got RM800.  These are the 6 people who will be remembered for being the Six Judases of Sebangan.   They will be cursed by the natives and their names will be remembered as enemies, "munsoh ke munoh diri sekaban" by the Sebuyau and Sebangan Ibans. 

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